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santa ana drags 1953 ish and the shifters cc

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by notrod13, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 999

    from long beach

    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  2. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,309

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Not Santa Ana----Maybe Paradise Mesa, San Diego in 1953.
    Blimp hangers were always visible at Santa Ana.
  3. yup

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  4. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,863


    Some of those old cars even looked scary to drive back then.

    I guess things to get better with time and new idea's


  5. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 999

    from long beach

    it was what i wads told , thanks for the correction....
  6. The flame job on the two yellow cars is the coolest i've ever seen! Thanks for sharing!
  7. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,544


    They are Paradise Mesa, never seen these before, wonder if the shots feature Dode Martin, one of the original Dragmaster guys, since the tag reads "Dode?" Interesting shot of the Chrisman dragster, numbered "52" instead of "25"...think that the purple car is Dode Martin's dragster, one of the first....
  8. Rockerhead
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
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    Member Emeritus

    The color photos are at Paradise Mesa in 1951. In one photo my '41 Hudson sedan and Olds tow car can be seen in the background. A second photo shows John Wolf's So-Cal Speed Shop '36 coupe and a San Diego area '37 Ford sedan that I raced in class. He won, my "excuse" (we always need an excuse) was the '37 was much lighter than my sedan. This was before weight was used for the classes.
    It is always fun to see these old photos.

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